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  1. 1 I have completed Year 12 and want to apply for TAFE, but I don’t think I can afford the fees, what should I do?
  2. 2 I am 16 years old and want to leave school to get a job, but my carer has told me that the Department won’t let me, why?
  1. 1I have completed Year 12 and want to apply for TAFE, but I don’t think I can afford the fees, what should I do?

    Speak to your case worker about what courses you are hoping to do and request that your TAFE fees be considered in your next care plan. You can also speak to your case worker about being nominated for the Ida Curtois Award to assist with higher education fees.

  2. 2I am 16 years old and want to leave school to get a job, but my carer has told me that the Department won’t let me, why?

    Have a look at the new rules set by the Department of Education & Training, by visiting http://www.det.wa.edu.au/schoolleavingage/ and talk to your carer and case worker about your options and aspirations.